BHOPAL: Green Cities will be the theme of World Earth Day celebrations that falls on Tuesday.

Bhopal is leaving a huge carbon footprint on the environment due to its energy consumption pattern and continuous depletion of green cover. There is a rapid increase in energy consumption by the urban population. And with the recent depletion in city's green cover in the name of development, the city is not far from becoming an arid zone.

The Centre is expanding its vulture conservation programme across eight centres to save the endangered species and arrest the steady decline of their population.

The move to emulate successful vulture breeding and rescue centre in Pinjore comes ahead of the ambitious plan to release these birds, bred in captivity, into the wild by 2016-17.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on disposal of toxic waste of Union Carbide factory, Srikant Kumar Jena, the minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers stated that the matter of providing oversight and support to all remediation actions, including disposal of toxic waste lying in around the UCIL plant site at Bhopal is being dealt with by the Oversight Committee constituted in the Ministry of Environment and Forests as per the decision of Cabinet.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash C. Pandey Vs. Municipal Corporation Bhopal & Ors. dated 06/01/2014 regarding pollution of Sahapura Lake, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/34-2013(CZ)(OA)_6Jan2014.pdf

It was on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, that a toxic gas leak from the Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide plant in the Madhya Pradesh capital killed and maimed thousands of people.

About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said.

BHOPAL: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Bhopal bench has slammed governments of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan for their failure to carry out checks with regard to manufacture and sa

The central zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has instructed Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday to remove solid waste in and around Shahpura Lake in every 24 hours.

BHOPAL: The master plan for Upper Lake is likely to be out by October.

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